[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Rain, Rain and More Rain

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Rain, Rain and More Rain

OK, looks like my wish for the start of the rainy season came true today.

For us in South Florida, the start of rainy season signals the beginning of the sticky weather we'll see on a daily basis until October. It's nothing more than a change in the weather patterns, and is really of minimal concern for most of us. This year, however, with many roofs still under repair (like mine) or yet to be repaired, the threat of damage to buildings is much more significant than usual here in South Florida.

Nevertheless, the damage to roofs and homes here pales in comparison with what they are starting to deal with in Cuba as the rainy season begins there as well. Seven people have died in Havana alone as a result of flash floods and shoddy buildings. Check out some pictures of the damage here and especially here.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Universal Spectator said...

Is it true that statistics indicate that wet Mays lessen the severity of SoFla hurricane seasons? I heard that somewhere.

10:10 PM, May 25, 2006  
Blogger Robert said...

George,

Last year we had a fairly wet May and we got hit twice. There really isn't a statistical correlation between May rainfall and SoFla hurricanes.

8:34 AM, May 26, 2006  

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